Logan Square house fire injures 6, including firefighter

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CHICAGO -- At least one person had to jump from a second story window to escape a house fire in Logan Square early Saturday morning, which injured six people, including a firefighter.

It didn’t take fire fighters long to put out the house fire on the 2600 block of Homer, but the flames moved quickly, and people inside couldn’t move quickly enough. One witness, who was on the first floor with his family when the fire started, said he saw a man jump from the second floor to escape the blaze.

“He was on fire, his pants were on fire, his shirt was on fire, and he was taking his clothes off; thank God he is alive,” the witness said.

Fire fighters say a total of five people were hurt; two men who were taken to the hospital with burn injuries, two others were being treated for smoke inhalation, and a fifth had a knee injury.  A fire fighter was treated for dehydration.

The fire destroyed most of the second floor of the home, and it’s unknown if the home had working smoke detectors.

“It's under investigation right now; at this point, it does not look suspicious,” said CFD Department Chief James Soludczyk.